Weekly Trailer Report: 'Paranormal Activity 4,' 'Skyfall' & More

This week's set of trailers has plenty of star power present, from Daniel Craig as super spy James Bond, to Nicole Kidman as an inhabitant of the dirty South and Brad Pitt knocking heads and taking names as an brutal enforcer.

"Killing Them Softly," "Skyfall," "The Paperboy," and "The Big Wedding" all feature heavy hitters and strong narratives. But don't forget the thrillers and chillers, especially with "Paranormal Activity 4" getting its trailer debut this week. The rest is an eclectic serving of documentary, drama and suspense.

Watch the trailers below to figure out what you absolutely must see in the coming months, and let us know which ones you've already plotted on your calendar.

'Paranormal Activity 4'

The Gist: The scariest entry yet in the "Paranormal Activity" series of found-footage thrillers. A young girl is terrified as a strange presence haunts her home.

Starring: Katie Featherston, Brady Allen

Release Date: October 19, 2012

'The Big Wedding'

One huge family wedding? One huge problem! A long-divorced couple must fake being married for the wedding weekend of their child. Plenty of laughs to be had from this all-star cast.

Starring: Susan Sarandon, Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Ben Barnes, Robin Williams

Release Date: October 26, 2012

'Killing Them Softly'

An enforcer must look into what happened during a mob-run poker game and finds plenty of violence and deception at the core of it all. The amazing use of Johnny Cash in the trailer gives us chills all over.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins

Release Date: October 19, 2012

'The Paperboy'

Nicole Kidman brings the fire to this character drama set in the South. A reporter returns to his hometown in an effort to free a man languishing on death row, but the deranged man and his sultry lover may be more than the reporter bargained for.

Starring: Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack

Release Date: October 5, 2012


The latest James Bond movie finds 007 and Judi Dench's "M" under attack, and Bond's the only man to set things to rights. Explosions, beautiful women and absolutely loving Ben Whishaw as "Q" as well.

Starring: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes

Release Date: November 9, 2012

'House at the End of the Street'

This scary thriller stars Jennifer Lawrence and centers around a mother and daughter who move into a beautiful neighborhood only to be haunted by the mysterious story of a local murder. Is the murderer still at large? As we all know from "Hunger Games," no one can look as brave as Lawrence, so may the odds be ever in her favor.

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue, Max Thieriot

Release Date: September 21, 2012

'Taken 2'

In the sequel to "Taken," an ex-CIA agent is faced with escaping kidnappers that had formerly attacked his daughter. Suspense and ass-kicking abound. Liam Neeson somehow keeps looking better as he ages, which is a nice bonus for the ladies.

Starring: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

Release Date: October 5, 2012

'Silent Hill: Revelation 3-D'

Yet another film in one of the most terrifying horror franchises around, a girl is haunted by the scary world of Silent Hill, and must save her father from the demons that dwell there.

Starring: Adelaide Clemens, Sean Bean, Kit Harrington, Radha Mitchell

Release Date: October 26, 2012

'The Words'

When a successful writer steals another man's work to pass off as his own, he soon discovers there are serious consequences far beyond anything he expected. Finally, a haunting film about the dangers of plagiarism.

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde

Release Date: September 7, 2012

'General Education'

When one young man doesn't quite graduate from high-school, he must attend summer school without his high-achieving parents finding out about his failing grades.

Starring: Chris Sheffield, Maiara Walsh, Sam Ayers, Janeane Garofalo, Larry Miller

Release Date: August 24, 2012


The mighty Kevin Durant is at the top of his basketball game. A young fan who idolizes Durant accidentally acquires his powers and becomes the star of his high-school team. It's up to the two of them to fix the mystical switch-up before things get too out of hand!

Starring: Kevin Durant, Taylor Gray, Brandon T. Jackson

Release Date: August 24, 2012

'Beauty Is Embarrassing'

This documentary explores the wild world of contemporary artist Wayne White. Featuring a slew of awesome interviewees — including directors, animators, celebrities and more — the importance and impact of White's work is explored in detail. Chances are, you've seen White's work without even knowing it, so give this one a look, even if you're not "into documentaries."

Release Date: September 7, 2012

'Home Run Showdown'

Two coaches square off with their little league teams in an attempt to make it to the Home Run Derby. An adorable kids movie that could actually be kinda funny.

Starring: Matthew Lillard, Dean Cain, Annabeth Gish

Release Date: July 27, 2012

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